Friday, 8 April 2016

More Paris photos.

Here are a few more of our memories of Paris:
The Eiffel Tower took us two attempts to ascend as on the first day the french public sector workers were on strike, so the tower was closed.

On the plus side, it was very quiet around the tower, so was easy to get photos.

 The next day, as we got into the tower after queuing for an hour the wait was well worth it.

Although the tower is so high, I didn't feel scared on the top viewing platform, and it was hardly windy at all.

I loved seeing the names of famous french people from history, including a few scientists there too.

After the Eiffel tower we went to the Musee d'orsay, a fantastic space converted from an old railway station, exhibiting a wide range of more modern art than the Louvre.

Fabulous to see Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Rodin and Manet in the flesh to name but a few.

Our last museum of the day was the lesser known Musee de l'orangerie, no queues here.

The museum houses the huge Monet waterlily paintings that he bequeathed to the nation in the 1920s.

Four enormous paintings fill the walls of each of two oval shaped rooms. A lovely day filled with culture!

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